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wetland

a. an area of swampy or marshy land, esp considered as part of an ecological system
b. (as modifier): wetland species

Wetland

An area that is inundated or saturated by surface or groundwater at a frequency and duration sufficient to support a prevalence of vegetation typically adapted for life in saturated soil conditions. Wetlands generally include swamps, marshes, bogs, and similar areas.
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Permits act as safeguards for valuable wetlands and habitats while letting projects proceed, said Michael Szerlog, Manager of the Aquatic Resources Unit in the EPA Seattle Office.
Wang's, "private efforts and personal connection to the[Dandong] area that has influenced him to invest millions of dollars in the restoration of the Dandong Yalu River Estuary Wetland.
In Pakistan, the wetlands are home to a rich biodiversity and provide livelihood opportunities for local communities besides a number of recognized ecosystem services, Mushahid Ullah Khan added.
In view of the devastating floods in the country during the past few yeas, role of wetlands to reduce intensity of floods has been highlighted at various platforms.
Municipal officials worry that the wetland construction would not benefit the community that lost it.
The Leon River contributes water to a number of riparian wetland complexes as it flows into and out of Proctor Lake.
achieving sustainable and long-term use of wetland natural resources in sectors such as agriculture, stock breeding, fishing, aquaculture, salt extraction and building materials;
The percentage of obligate wetland plants ranged from 40% to 95%, facultative wetlands or plants from 0% to 60%, and facultative obligate upland plants from 0% to 37% across all sites (USFWS 1988) (table 2).
If the state buys or reserves all of the available credits - for property that has been created or restored as wetlands - Harrisburg City Administrator Bruce Cleeton worries it could mean trouble for future development.
The State of Jammu and Kashmir has nineteen wetlands, with nine of them in Kashmir Valley.
Carrie Hume, the Wetland Vision's project manager, said that if the UK invested in wetlands, the country would be richly rewarded.